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Man fires gun while driving drunk in Oxnard

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
An Oxnard man was arrested Thursday for allegedly firing a gun while driving drunk with his 13-year-old son in the car.Around 6 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers received a report about a possibly drunk driver who was driving on the 118 Freeway in Somis near Walnut Road. The caller said the motorist was driving erratically and had fired a gunshot at another car.

CHP officers located the vehicle and pulled it over on Vineyard Avenue and Heather Street in Oxnard with assistance from Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputies.

Authorities identified the driver as 43-year-old Albert Rojas of Oxnard. They found a concealed handgun, drug paraphernalia, and a small amount of methamphetamine in the car. Police also found Rojas' 13-year-old son in the car with him.

The driver Rojas allegedly fired his gun at positively identified Rojas as the shooter.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Rojas for assault with a deadly weapon, possession of narcotics and child endangerment.

No one was injured during the incident, and police said the incident did not appear to be gang related.


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